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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
>>> on the left side of your screen, the obama victory party in chicago. on the right, the scene outside the gates of the white house. a night of celebration for democrats as a fiercely competitive race to lead the country for the next four years reaches the finish line, perhaps sooner than either side expected. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. you are waking up this morning so barack obama being re-elected as president. and just as many thought, it all came down to just one swing state, ohio. the front page of this morning's inquirer reads "obama." president obama clinched the 270 electoral votes needed to defeat former massachusetts governor mitt romney. now despite a bitter campaign between the two, mr. romney offered a concession and kind words as he accepted the results. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that the
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
. obama versus romney. democrats versus republicansnow the world is watching, and now it's your decision, america. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do some last-minute politicking early today. in the swing state of ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4.5 million people have voted early or by absentee coming very close to the number from last time. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game while awaiting the returns from chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio and pennsylvania after he votes in massachusetts. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston. and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in chicago. nbc's tracie pots is in cincinnati, ohio. she has the details on the candidates' final frantic da
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
obama. tonight, how he won, why mitt romney lost, and the message voters across america sent last night. we'll have a look at all the trends and results. >>> also tonight, the east coast is taking another hit of extreme weather, and it is going to get worse. it means more trouble for millions of people already hit hard by hurricane sandy. the storm, and the election, nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, while the nation tries to recover from a deep recession, and in a presidential race, we were after all, all told, was as close and as tight as they get. barack obama, the 44th president of the united states was reelected last night. he was somehow able to stitch together a convincing victory, winning just about all of the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family becoming the third consecutive two-term president we've elected. that has not happened since the time of presidents jefferson, madison, and monroe. president obama won a decisive victory in both the
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
are in their final sprint. last night after a packed day, romney in colorado and obama in virginia trying to turn out their supporters and close the sale. back here in new york, meantime, areas near here in staten island, queens, long island, and new jersey still dealing with the devastating effects of hurricane sandy. nearly a week later, long gas lines, electricity still out for two million, and of course falling temperatures now. we've got it all covered this morning. to start things off, we have our final nbc news/"wall street journal" predetection poll numbers. let's go right to our political director chuck todd in his command center with the latest snapshot. >> good morning, david. let me show you the numbers. 48 for the president, 47 for mitt romney. slight gender gap advantage for the president. he leads by eight among women. mitt romney leads by seven among men. what's interesting about the figure is it is the exact final number from the poll from 2004 with bush when he was at 48% and john kerry was at 47%. one of the reasons for the slight uptick for the president, remember we had them at 4
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
there in the white house. >> the excitement just palpable last night. it was a slim win for president obama but it was not a long night like a lot of people had expected. just before 9:00 local time, president obama declared the projected winner. that is even with the battleground states. >> even with the battleground states that were still outstanding. in the meantime, we will hear from romney's camp as he eventually gave his concession speech as well, thanking his party as well, paul ryan, his wife, his sons. all families giving up so much. >> committed to that. two years. hard core, hard fought battle. >> exactly. it is time to get to work as well. the celebrations continued with so many people. "today in the bay's" tracie potts with more on how night all played out. pretty exciting. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. despite the fact that there is still some vote counting going on, here's what we know. president obama projected to have won both the electoral vote and the popular vote in this very tight race. a burst of emotion at the obama victory party in chicago. the moment the race
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
, and president obama will serve another term in the white house. it was a night full of energy. >> it was. >> good morning, thank you for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> no doubt that energy will continue. two men, two political parties. with two different reaction to one election result. for one, victory. for the other, defeat. in a long-fought race. >> this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> very interesting to see and hear, with 92% of the precincts reporting. barack obama, 59%. mitt romney with 39%. this morning, a new chapter in american history. guided by the man who first took charge of the white house four years ago. "today in the bay's" tracie potts in chicago this morning. where the president is wake up sure a second term. >> reporter: they're breaking down here after that big party last night in chicago. back in walk the president had some rebuilding to do. he talked about that last nightness victory speech. he talked about that last night in his victory speech. a burst of emotion. the moment the r
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >>> in atlantic city, president obama was met by new jersey governor chris christie. after the two leaders surveyed the damage along the jersey shore, the president vowed he wouldn't tolerate red tape. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team -- you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governor's, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> during one of his stops, governor christie found more victims in utter despair. >> i just want everybody to get help right away. >> yeah, well, we're going to try to do it. we're going to try to do it. >> they don't deserve it. >> yeah, yeah. >> look at our house, our house, everything is gone. >> yeah. >> i've never in ten years had water in my house. >>> in new york, after pumping water out of the subway system, we got word a short time ago that a handful of trains are running. some commuter service to connecticut will also return today on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much of the
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> this morn, it is back to work for obama. last night winning another four years. the president thanking the voters, saying emphatically, all of washington must now work together to build a stronger and a better nation. good morning, everybody, it is 4:30, almost 4:31. what a night it was. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. the crowd was excited as obama gave his acceptance speech. thousands of obama supporters filled the mccormick place. they were jumping for joy. in what was a tightly contested race. >> but it was a different night in boston where mitt romney graciously succeeded the long-fought election to the president. we were at the watch party in boston. she joins us now with reaction. >> reporter: this ballroom cleared out almost immediately after romney conceded the race. the supporters walked out in quiet disappointment. with his family behind him and thousands of supporters before him, republican challenger mitt romney congratulated president barack obama on his re-election. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill you
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
morning. four more years. president obama wins a second term. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> governor romney gracious in defeat. >> i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this electiois over, but our principles endure. >> for the president the hard fought campaign is behind him, but the real work of turning around a troubled and still divided country begins anew today, wednesday, november 7th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a wednesday. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie with a late night here on democracy plaza or should i say early morning, but in either case, it wasn't as late as some people expected. >> not to take away from the hours you all put in last night, but fact of the matter is we were thinking that maybe we would come on the air this morning with this still undecided, an
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
bless you and god bless the united states of america. >> so the day is here. obama or romney. voters are getting to make their choice and deciding the fate of the country and state and area as you head out on this election day. >> the presidential and vice presidential candidates were casting their ballots this morning, except for president obama. he voted early a couple of weeks ago on october 25th. nbc bay area leann grey has latest. >> reporter: long lines at polling stations in battle ground states in ohio and virginia and north carolina and florida and colorado and nevada. also in hurricane-damaged areas without power, balloted are cast in tents. after a year of campaigning, canndidates voted today. romney voted in massachusetts. vice president joe biden waited at his polling station in delaware. president obama, now back in chicago, held his final campaign rally in iowa on monday night. he won't be voting today. he joined the more than 30 million people nationwide who voted early in 34 states and the district of columbia. votes that were not allowed to be counted until today. b
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
the scandal involving two u.s. generals and the women they were involved with. >>> president obama will face the media head on regarding petraeus and allen as well as the nation's fiscal cliff. >> and a tragic plane crash killed three pilots on their way to an faa safety conference. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday november 14th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today for the first time we expect to hear from president obama directly as his administration is rocked by scandals involving two of the men he counted on most, former cia director david petraeus and afghan war commander general john allen. the newest headlines in the investigation are creating even more of a tangled web. this morning's "wall street journal" reports general allen, who is now under investigation for e-mails between he and jill kelley of tampa florida, is telling associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer accused of sending harassing e-mails to jill kelley. according to the journal, allen says the broadwell e-mail was wr
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
surrounding the 9/11 terror attack in benghazi as president obama stands up for his u.n. secretary against scathing criticism from republicans. all that, while embattled former cia director david petraeus will testify on capitol hill. >>> and breaking news from the middast, as rockets are fired between the israelis and palestinians. this morning, three israelis are killed. a live report coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today one scandal will give way to another in washington. former cia director david petraeus is expected to testify in a closed-door senate intelligence committee hearing. general petraeus is not expected to discuss his personal indiscretions that ended his cia career last week. instead, he'll be discussing details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that resulted in the death of ambassador christopher stevens and three others. >>> also, the controversy over u.n. ambassador susan rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday, president obama, in his first news confere
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
at 11:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney
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Nov 5, 2012 12:30am PST
stan goolsbee is a professor at the school of business and former adviser to president obama and a edward lazear is former adviser to george w. bush. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. nice to be with you. >> start with the job numbers on friday. the last jobs report before the election. what do they tell us about 34erk's economy today? what impact do you expect it to have on the election? >> i don't think it will have much impact on the election because it is not that a much different from the overall trend over the last year ito 18 months. i think it was a fairly solid number. certainly better than expected and you got some revisions upward on the jobs number itself. overall, growth has been relative ly modest in the u.s. and that's reflected in the jobs number. this is an encouraging month. you never want to make too much out of any one month. >> i was surprised at the numbers. ed, what do you think? >> i think there are good things that each candidate can take out of it. obviously the fact the unemployment rate ticked up to something governor romney will emphasize, higher than when the
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am PST
street journal" possible, 48% of likely voters support president obama, while a close 47% favor governor mitt romney. the president holds the same narrow 48% to 47% edge among likely voters in virginia. mr. obama holds a slightly wider lead in florida with support from 49% of likely voters compared to romney's 47. and in all important ohio, our poll shows president obama holds a six-point lead over his republican rival with 51% to romney's 45. nbc's tracie potts is in cincinnati, ohio, with the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica. good morning from cincinnati where voters are well aware of how important their vote is. so much so, that we saw them standing outside in extremely long lines, willing to wait hours just to get a ballot. in cincinnati, the only line for early voting sunday wrapped around a whole city block. we found tony wilson in at the back of the line. >> you have to do your part. >> reporter: hamilton county election official tells us they've processed 22,000 voters, almost as many as 2008. >> as long as they're in li
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
, there is panic on wall street. right now, the dow is down more than 250 points. after president obama's re-election and new concerns about the global economy. good morning, and thanks for being with us. i'm marla taez. >> i'm john kelly. good morning, everybody. at one point, 303 points lost on the dow. the marks this morning weighted down with post election worries. let's check in with business and tech reporter scott mcgruen. you say this is not wall street expressing disappointment over four more years of obama. >> not obama, the man. the broader markets did rise significantly in the four years since president obama took office. the worry here is the fiscal cliff. a little more than 55 days from now, automatic and draconian cuts will combine with big tax increases unless washington works together to stop it. and wall street justifiably worried this morning the two sides, the democratic president and senate, and a republican house, will not be able to come to agreement. that's why the dow industrials are down 260 points at this point. the nasdaq off 65 points. the s&p 500 down 27. will h
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
of the gop after a stinging defeat for romney and the republicans? and how will president obama govern in a second term? we'll talk to a newly elected document congressman, joaquin castro. plus republican strategist steve schmidt, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, and the "washington post's" bob woodward. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >> and good sunday morning. the newly re-elected president's message on friday, get back to work. but the focus of that work and on that work is now overshadowed by friday afternoon's resignation of cia director david petraeus, which sent as you know shock waves through washington. new details emerging now this weekend about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of what officials believe was an extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. and of course so many questions about where this goes from here. joining me now for the late
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
the election map. victory across the battleground states except north carolina. obama backers celebrated his win in swing state virginia. harry reid, whose senate democratic majority got bigger, demanded the majority house republicans cut deals now on taxes and spending. >> american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. >> reporter: and house speaker john boehner opened the door to higher taxes. >> good evening, everyone. for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney? one reason is our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor democrats like barack obama. he reached out last night to rom
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Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
mitchell, the diplomacy for president obama about to start a second term with all of the problems in the middle east. he's in bangkok this morning. he talked about his support for israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. and we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> so let's talk about how the president is working this right now, andrea. >> well, working this by trying to persuade the president of egypt to please pull back and pressure hamas for a cease-fire. that is where the action is. the arab spring is what changed all of this. all of the elements that tom just addressed were, you know, completely transformed by the fact that you have morsi and not mubarak. so you don't have a reliable dictator or leader in egypt whom the united states can do military to military and diplomat relations with. you have an islamist muslim broth
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Nov 12, 2012 3:00am PST
. >> there's a political dimension to this for obama and the white house. they wanted to keep petraeus. petraeus is very important, credible. as we know from history, sue yau directors can cause presidents great grief. the bay of pigs. wmd not in iraq and so forth. also, they can do very important things for presidents like the bin laden raid, which was a covert cia -- >> and i know from spending time with him in his current role how much he loved this job, was engaged by this job, and had tremendous band width in terms of his counterterror operations. so there will be a lot of questions about who replaces him and -- >> he was transforming the agency. he had a rocky start. but he was seeing a global visi vision, the economic future, looking at asia, looking at china. he was going well beyond the counterterror operations. really transform that. >> he did the honorable thing. he had to resign given this. i don't think there was any question. >> more on this when we discuss it with our roundtable, andrea mitchell, bob woodward, thank you both very much. >>> i want to turn now to two key v
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Nov 19, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> meantime, laura, president obama supporting israel while both democrats and republicans are backing him. nbc's tracie potts has new details on that crisis in the middle east. >> reporter: this is what's left this morning of a two-story house in gaza reportedly destroyed by an israeli missile. 11 people died, the deadliest attack since these raids started last week. israel says its strikes are aimed at stopping attacks from hamas and that its military is ready to do more. hamas tells israel they'll, quote, shred you to pieces. the world now concerned about an all-out ground war. >> we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. >> reporter: in thailand, president obama said long-term peace could be threatened if gaza's rockets keep coming. >> we're serious about wanting to resolve this situation and create a genuine peace process. it starts with no more missiles being fired into israel's territory. >> reporter: back home, this reaction in new york's times square. >> free free palestine. >> reporter: and rare unity on capitol hill. >> p
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
. what president obama and governor romney are going to make sure they earn every vote possible. >>> plus, california is not hurricane country but some of the factors that made sandy an historic storm are at work here on the west coast. we'll explain. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning. looking live at downtown oakland on what is the first day since we fell back. the forecast is going to feel like we fell back three months or so by this afternoon. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. do you sleep the extra hour or do you take advantage and stay up later? >> i wish i could stay up later. i really enjoy the sleeping in. >> i stayed up. i blew it. >> you have your chance again tomorrow. >> let's show you temperatures. 40s and 50s outside. clear skies. it allowed temperatures to cool off this morning. notice not much of a breeze out there. at least not much of a sea breeze as we head through the afternoon. mostly sunny. a few high clouds going by. and it's going to be fantastic football weather for raiders taking on buccaneers this afternoon.
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
biden out there casting his vote. president obama voted back in october in his hometown of chicago. mitt romney and paul ryan all set to cast their votes and their ballots later on in their home states. they'll do that later this morning. from two hours from right now, california voters will get their turn. this election expected to draw a different crowd this year. today in the bay christie smith has more in oakland on how the internet is changing the face of this year's election. good morning. >> good morning to you, jon. online voter registration here in california has brought 600,000 new voters to this election alone. most of them are democrats, they're young. the different thing about them is that they are much less likely to vote along party lines. according to the secretary of state, as of the october 22nd deadline, 18 million voters were registered. overall, new voters account for about 1.6 million of them. and a large majority are under 35 years old. again, half are democrats. 19% republicans and the rest just other. now, what we may notice today is that specifically beyond the
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00am PST
to the polls today to choose who will be in the white house for the next four president obama and governor romney neck and neck after will it be a long night that stretches into the morning? it's up to the voters today, tuesday, november 6th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >>> and welcome to "today," and democracy plaza on this tuesday morning, election day 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and it seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it's already here. polling sites are open. we're seeing strong voter turnout es e personally in the swing states. >> mitt romney and his wife cast their votes about an hour ago. and just moments ago his running mate congressman paul ryan voted in his hometown of jamesville, wisconsin. >> vice president joe biden was among the first to vote in greenville, delaware. president obama not voting
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
in our nation's capital. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand over that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year. if washington can't find a compromise. that could have a big impact on your bottom line. we'll get you more on that in just a moment. >> also it sounds a bit crazy but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. >> plus with prices skyrocketing at the supermarket, as i'm sure you've noticed, every penny counts. we have some tips on stretching your dollars by making your everyday groceries last just a little bit longer. and speaking of money, some high profile women including the duchess of cambridge and first lady michelle obama, making it fashionable to recycle outfits. we'll tell you about the message it's sending to the rest of the world. >> i'll fess up, i wore this suit six weeks ago. all right we've dealt with it. and we'll introduce you to a true wonder dog. a poodle mix who was rescued from a trash heap, blind, and ver s
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
on the presidential election. it is official. president barack obama can claim victory in florida. the state finally finished counting all the votes today and declared president obama the winner. florida election officials say the president carried 50% of the vote to mitt romney's 49.1%. a difference of about 74,000 votes. the president, of course, had enough electoral votes to win re-election on tuesday without florida. but moving florida into the blue column now increases the president's electoral vote to 332 compared to romney's 236. president obama's inauguration is two months away now. four years ago, it was the most widely attended ever. this time around, there may not be as many people but some are hoping to still cash in. sue marry stone has the latest. >> exciting. >> amy london plans to respect her one-bedroom apartment just three blocks from the white house for as much as $5,000 during inauguration weekend. >> i happen to share it because i will be somewhere else and still there for the excitement. >> 1.8 million people attended the excitement during the president's historic inauguration
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
fletcher in tel aviv. thanks. >> "the new york times" reports that the obama administration has been given an assessment about what intervention in syria might require. the pentagon says a u.s. military effort to seize the stockpile of chemical weapons require upward of 75,000 troops and the "times" reports that senior american officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah have set up training camps near the chemical weapons depots. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. the accident happened at a railroad crossing in midland, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made with a flat bed trailer with chairs for each of the veterans. in addition to the four deaths, others were injured. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally, met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> secretary of defense leon
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Nov 18, 2012 3:30pm PST
, but people are both sides of the border are living in fear. >>> president obama made his first public comments about the crisis today while overseas on a historic three-nation tour of southeast asia, including the first-ever visit by an american president to myian mar. chuck todd is traveling with the president. >> reporter: the president touched down at bangkok on sunday on a three-day whirlwind trip to east asia. he used a joint press congress fence with the prime minister of thailand to strongly support israel's right to defend lisits. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside it's borders. we fully support israel's right to defend itself. >> reporter: the president issues a plea to allies of the palestinians playing on their hope that including a palestinian state next to israel. >> if we see a further escalation of the strikes on gaza, then the likelihood of getting back on any kind of a peace track that leads to any kind of solution is going to be pushed off way into the future. >> reporter: tomorrow the president makes
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
romney heads to the white house. president obama is hosting his campaign rival at a private lunch. reporters will not be allowed in. it is the seventh time the two men have met face to face and the first time since the election. there are no details on the meeting, but in his victory speech the president said he hoped to speak to romney about how to move the country forward. >>> well, despite another rough day of meetings with republican senators, u.n. ambassador susan rice has received a new vote of confidence from president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. the president called rice extraordinary during a cabinet meeting that she attended. clinton led a round of applause for rice, who is considered to be the front-runner to be nominated as clinton's successor, a point clinton later touched on during a news conference. >> susan rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the united nations and, of course, this decision about my successor is up to the president, but i'm very happy he has the opportunity with a second term to make a decision. >> but on capitol hill t
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> a victory for president obama. now he returns to washington to deal with a serious financial disaster. >>> and dodging traffic. a nasty auto accident caught on tape, along with the pedestrian who walked away from it. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 8th, 2012. >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. more misery for residents in the northeast this morning as a powerful nor'easter has battered areas already hard hit by hurricane sandy. with winds topping 60 miles per hour, the nor'easter dumped as much as a foot of snow in some parts, downing trees and power lines. as many as 1,700 flights have been canceled just in the past 24 hours, and according to the latest numbers, nearly 401,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity this morning after these two big storms. nbc's danielle leigh is in trenton, new jersey, for us this morning. danielle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. we're waking up to a couple inches of snow here in trenton. behind me, a downed tree that possibly fell during the height of last night's storm. and for the hundre
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Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
on the verge of a second obama term in office? the economy, the fiscal cliff talks, the president's priorities in the next four years. our roundtable is here. david brooks of "the new york times." msnbc's reverend al sharpton. former ceo of hewlett-packard carly fiorina >> historian and film maker ken burns. and nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. and we'll here from representative gregory meeks this morning as we check in on some of the hardest-hit victims of hurricane sandy and see how they offered thanks this weekend while surrounded by destruction. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >>> president obama doing his part for the economy over the weekend out holiday shopping as part of small business saturday, picking up several children's book at an independent bookstore iypÑarlington. >>> meanwhile, uncertainty in the middle east. more clashes in egypt over the weekend as police use tear gas this morning to disburse protesters in cairo. i want to start there. we have "new york tim
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
for president obama, five for governor romney. a few hours south of manchester, the governor ends his campaign. >> last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of movement across this country. it's and i understand there are a few thousand people outdoors that couldn't get in. >> reporter: after voting near boston thanking campaign workers in pennsylvania and ohio, two key states he hopes to win. president obama wakes up this morning back home in chicago. he plans to continue an election day tradition. a game of basketball before watching results tonight. last night, his final campaign rally ever. in iowa, where he first won four years ago. >> as lock as there is a child in des moines, iowa or anywhere in this country, barred from opportunity, our work isn't done. our fight for change goes on. >> reporter: the president promised a better tomorrow if elected. that tomorrow may or may not begin today. tracie potts, nbc news, cincinnati. the voting under way in the state that president obama hopes to win. it's where he had his final rally, as you just saw there last night. mean
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
the ruins. >>> and down the stretch they come. president obama and governor romney crisscrossing the country hoping to persuade veters to vote for them on election day. and we are right in the middle of all the action "today," sunday, november 4, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with lester holt and erica hill live from democracy plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt here on our beautiful little location. i call it the studio with a view, democracy plaza. our backdrop for nbc's election coverage. >> and a nice view it is. i'm erica hill. it's good you made it this morning extra early, ready to go. >> i forgot to set my clock. >> you did. >> the good news is i started my newscast an hour ago. thanks for watching and have a great sunday, everybody. >> lester is out of here. we should point out part of our job here at the "today" show and, of course, nbc news is to make sure our viewers are informed which jenna wolfe did a fine job of yesterday. you may have missed this part of the newscast, tho
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Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
news is that the obama administration did an excellent job of supporting israel all through this. made israel feel moderate and the arabs feel realistic. the second piece of good news is that egypt, even under the muslim brotherhood, has an interest in having stability. that's very important. the bad news is the islamists are in control. in the palestinian areas with hamas and certainly in control in egypt. and there's going to be no peace as long as they are there in control, and u.s. policy has got to be a long, gradual process of trying to build up the non-islamists in the arab world, including in iran, across the region. >> that frames it. we'll hear more from you in the roundtable. >>> now let me turn to carl levin, chairman of course of the armed services committee in the senate. senator, to egypt. how concerned are you? is morsi a partner of the united states, or a problem? >> yes. >> he's both? >> some of both, yeah. but even though there's great concern, i think we have to be very cautious. we don't obviously want to see a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an u
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
petraeus. >> president obama is taking his fiscal cliff argument to a far higher power than congress. we're going to tell you who. >> indiana investigators want to know what caused a massive explosion, damaging over 30 homes, while leveling some explosion, damaging over 30 homes, while leveling some completely. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good morning to you. i'm remember ron cadel la krus. new details continue to emerge in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to resign. government officials say after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. multiple sources have revealed the identity of a woman who received harassing e-mails from broadwell and whose complaint to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david pe
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
of the year, will impact everyone in america. today president obama will be meeting with key labor and progressive leaders at that time white house for the first in a series of high-profile economic talks that he will be hosting this week. >>> in other news from hurricane sandy and last week's nor'easter to spring-like weather in the east and a mercury plunge in the west, where are asking what is with the crazy extremes in weather. nbc chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson has that story. >> reporter: america has a case of weather whiplash. >> 60 degrees as our high on friday and then 28 degrees as our high on saturday. >> reporter: this weekend the west went from summer to winter overnight. >> that's winter, ins stfrnlthswinter. >> reporter: the northeast bass beings in spring like temperatures, still recovering from superstorm sandy and a nor'easter. >> i'm waiting for the locusts next. >> reporter: this year alone the nation's endured a withering drought, the largest wildfires in history and the warmest month on record. in 2011 there were 14 extreme weather eve
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and after weeks of controversy over the obama administration's handling of the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, the woman in the middle of it all will go face to face with her toughest critics this morning. u.n. ambassador susan rice is heading to capitol hill for a closed door meeting with senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte. they were infuriated after rice called the assault that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans spontaneous and linked to a protest over a youtube video. she will be joined by acting cia director mike morell. the meeting could serve as a real test of whether rice will still be in for a fight over her potential nomination as secretary of state. >>> elsewhere on capitol hill today, it's back to the bargaining table for lawmakers facing a year-end fiscal cliff. yesterday the white house took a hard line insisting tax rates have to rise on the rich and warning that anymore delay on the deal could ruin consumer confidence and hurt holiday retail sales. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with
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Nov 27, 2012 11:00am PST
the fiscal cliff. we have tracie potts with details from washington. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with small business leaders. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam $2,200 next year. >> middle class families should see an extension of the tax cuts. >> reporter: some republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we have been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it is tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax reform that broadens base. >> you don't raise rates. you cap the amounts of eitemize deductions. >> reporter: america is borrowing too much money trying to keep social security and medicare afloat. >> there will come a point in time where we can't borrow anymore money and interest rates will sky rocket. >> this congress is already one vote away from avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: and no word yet on when the next white house meeting will happen. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you. the governor of new
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Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
>>> and white house lunch, president obama d mitt romney face to face for the first time since the campaign, tonight, how it went and what happened. >>> and tonight, the powerball winners, what we know, and who they are, and the secret code that could be in the numbers. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, at a time when so many people are still suffering, right now tonight more than one month after a monster storm hit a giant population center, today we learned some facts about how this earth is changing and how fast. for starters, polar ice sheets in greenland are melting at five times the pace, than just a few years ago. new research shows that antarctica is melting. while it takes a lot of ice to melt the ocean levels they say that is in fact what is happening. and they believe just an incremental rise in the ocean levels made the damage worse when hurricane sandy hit the east coast and took so much away from us. the big question is the future, of course, and a new kind of normal for all of those living along the water. it is where we begin tonight, our chief environm
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Nov 8, 2012 4:30am PST
's right back to work for president obama. officially the only thing on his agenda is his deal briefing, but unofficially the president has a big-time problem on his hands and this one has to do with your money. nbc's tracie potts has details on the nation's looming fiscal cliff. >>> i am looking forward to reaching out to both parties and meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: fresh off his election victory, president obama has already been on the phone with top democrats and republicans in congress urging them to compromise before america falls off the fiscal cliff. what's that? long-term unemployment benefits and 2% payroll tax cut expiring. a big cut in medicare payments and your taxes going up january 1 if congress doesn't act. plus another $500 billion in cuts at the pentagon. boeing, the military's second largest supplier, already announced a second round of executive layoffs. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal, because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe and so we've got to find a path forward. >> reporter: on capitol h
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Nov 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
with the man who nearly killed her and the challenges facing president obama, are your taxes about to go up? and what a relief, no matter who they voted for, a lot of families feel like they woke up the winners on the morning after the election, because they got their lives back. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it is the definition of adding insult to injury, with so many people, hundreds of thousands of people still crippled, along the east coast, many of them living in misery. a second storm has come along making things worse while the storm covered victims in snow, as far north as the coastline in plymouth, massachusetts, where the ocean came up over the road and beach last night the feds report three quarters of a million power customers across six states still have no power. >>> then, there is the search for gasoline, 38% of the area is out of gas, no power to run the pumps or both. and starting tomorrow morning, metropolitan new york will follow new jersey's lead and switch to a gas rationing system. we begin tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk in lawrence, on long island, go
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
about america's fiscal cliff. president obama will address it head on today. we'll tell you what it means for your money. >>> tuesday's vote makes marijuana legal in colorado where nfl superstar peyton manning just invested in over two dozen pizza restaurants. >>> and newly released video of a suspected killer stealing and crashing a plane. the gruesome details ahead. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 9th, >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 9th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today the focus is back to washington and whether the white house and congress can put aside campaign bitterness to reach a deal avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. last night house speaker john boehner insisted he's optimistic about an agreement telling abc's diane sawyer he is, quote, the most reasonable responsible person in washington but he's also not backing off his stand on tax hikes. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it
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Nov 8, 2012 2:05am PST
night i think they called it at 11:12, they called it for barack obama. he is the president of the united states once again. he was, by the way, the most tweeted about in political event in u.s. history. now, i guess this is the first -- the other election had twitter but i don't think like that. >> twitter has so taken off. even i tweet. so, that tells you how big, don't actually do it, but you know what i mean. i'm involved in the process. i have heard about that. >> things have changed enormously in the last four years. they will only change the next four. >> the obamas tweeted a photograph after they won and said four more years and it is a hugging picture of barack obama and his wife, michelle. >> but that's an older picture. >> yeah. a lot people were tweeting at voting places, i tweeted at mine only because my voting place yesterday -- >> in new york. >> everyone said you are going to breeze in. mine was a mob scene. i mean, look at -- this is me. >> there's no line. >> no. it is a blob. it's a moving mass of blob. >> like a springsteen concert. >> once you fill it ou
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
that sunshine. >> sigh tomorrow. >>> good morning. down to the wire. president obama and governor romney in a dead heat on the final day before the election. the candidates making their last-minute pitches in battleground states >> turn out for me. we'll win ohio. we'll win this election. >> paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. >> less than 24 hours to go, both have a clear shot at victory. what will decide this race? we have it all covered from our election home on democracy plaza today, monday, november 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, and welcome to democracy plaza. i'm mate lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. this will be our home for a couple of days. after a year of campaigning, a billion dollars spent, maybe more, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top tomorrow night, if we have a decision. >> if you don't like to fly you wouldn't like to be a presidential candidate. governor
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Nov 18, 2012 5:30am PST
street. corporate america had a strong message for president obama this week. ceos of a dozen of america's largest companies met with the president and warned that washington must reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president also sat down with congressional leaders and officially began negotiations. if congress doesn't act taxes on income, dividends and estates will go up and spending cuts will kick in january 1st. this week, i spoke to allen simpson ander skis bowl subpoeimpson anders skin bowls. >> you can't spend or grow your way out of. this grab hold it will be a rocky road. >> you say closing the loopholes alone brings a trillion. >> if you are willing to wipe out all of them and that may not be feasible but you can broaden the base, simplifying the code. >> you are worried we are not going to get a deal. that is how i felt. >> i think there is one-third probability we will get a probability in lame duck and one third we will go over the cliff and reach a deal right afterwards but there is a one-third chance that we won't and we will end up in chaos. >> for weeks and month
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